Solving the Mystery of The Missing Money

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5 Reasons Why Change is Good

Jackson just finished having his first practice with his new team.  A new team with NONE of last year’s newest, best-est, closest neighbourhood friends on it. Jackson was pretty upset that he wasn’t on his good friends’ team.  He cried.  He cried a lot.  I tried to explain.  He ignored my explanation.  He continued to believe […]

Back to School = Back to Tears

Both the Monkee children are going to elementary school this year.  I know it’s September but our family calendar year starts and ends with the school year.   It is a major milestone in our house, as both children will be in school all-day and I will have a whole day free to myself- if you call laundry […]

The Boy

Jackson,  my boy,  you amaze me. The amount of love you exude is overwhelming.  Your bedtime kisses are epic and thorough. Sequence of the bedtime kiss: A peck on my lips. Then one on my right cheek. Then one on my left cheek. One peck on my forehead. My right eye is next. Then my […]

Life and Death

It had been a couple days since I had heard or seen Jackson’s girl hamster named Marvin.  The last time was when we had cleaned her cage.  But usually we see her at bedtime, poking her nose out and having a snack. I got concerned.  Concerned that she may have escaped.  It was the only […]

Being Ready

Many times our kids may be physically ready to tackle a new skill or sport but they may not be mentally ready to try this new skill or said sport. Jackson is a very sensitive, intense, positive boy whose biggest nemesis is his mind. His mind has rationalized that he must have his training wheels […]